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Arteta praises Arsenal defender for making his presence felt on the pitch

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praises Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu as he is making his presence felt on the footballing pitch.

The manager has a strong squad at his disposal this season. After doing well last season, Arsenal have spent huge in this summer transfer windows to brought the likes of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber.

But one of his earlier purchase is making the difference and that is defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. Speaking to the press recently, Arteta applauded the Japanese international.

Speaking to London Colney, before the clash against Bournemouth, the Spaniard was full of praise for Tomiyasu. Arteta said :-

“I always say that I’m really confident the moment Tomi has consistency, because it’s going to be a tremendous asset for us. He can play in any position in the backline, any formation in the backline – we don’t have a player like him. His defending is probably one of the best that I’ve seen in many situations. His principles and the way he applies them, the way he goes into duels. Now he needs a run of games that get him physically at his best. When Tomi is at his best, we’re going to have a player who is going to be so important for us

“Especially the way he reads danger and the way he resolves urgent situations with a lot composure in the right way. He is a skilled defender but the way his body is built makes him a really complete player who is really difficult to run past. He’s always alert, he’s been raised and educated well and is always super focused. For our defenders, that’s a big attribute.”

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